God the Hunter

There is a God-shaped vacuum in the heart of every person which cannot be filled by any created thing, but only by God, the Creator, made known through Jesus.”  CS Lewis

Greetings again, I want to chat today about hunting.

From a different perspective, you are being hunted.

Before we start, I want to ask you to stop reading this for a moment, take your Bible (or Bible app) and read the 15th chapter of Luke.

Welcome back. These are three well known parables told by Jesus, which were motivated by him over-hearing the Pharisees and scribes grumbling that Jesus loved and hung out with sinners.  Let’s look briefly at the parables:

In the first one, Abba is the shepherd who will leave 99 sheep to look for the one lost one. This would be considered hunting.

In the next parable, Abba is pictured as a woman who loses one of ten silver coins and we are told cleans the house until she finds it.  We can call this hunting.

In the third parable, Abba is the father.  At last a parable where what’s lost is a person.  A person we can relate to. Where Luke tells us the prodigal son “came to his senses” and hoped his dad would hire him as an employee. As Abba runs to meet him and the son begins to ask forgiveness and for a job; Abba interrupts him with a big “BUT” (see verse 22) and proceeds to honor him with a party.

So, when our latest attempt to fill this God-shaped vacuum fails and we once again “come to our senses,” just think of God, our Abba Father. Let’s remember that He’s been tracking us, hunting us, and desiring us, because He loves us and wants to hang out with us at the party He’s throwing in our honor!  What a Father!

2 Comments

  • Mike

    I love CS Lewis!

  • Johnny

    I thank God for his unconditional love. No one like Jesus. I appreciate your love for God. Keep up the great work he has in store for ScentBlocker and spreading the gospel of Christ. He is the hound of heaven.

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